No. 5 Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli sets us back. Way, way back.
“It took Ken Cuccinelli eight years to move from state senator to Attorney General of Virginia, a post he assumed in January. After a matter of months on the job, it became clear that the Commonwealth might need another eight years to unscrew itself once Cuccinelli leaves his post. In no time flat, Cooch rolled out a series of legal opinions, lawsuits and public comments that managed to offend gay people, academics, those seeking health care and people who like to breathe.
“He filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its efforts to regulate greenhouse gases, claiming the agency’s findings were based on ‘unreliable, unverifiable and doctored science.’ He promised to do the same against the EPA’s fuel efficiency standards. He told Virginia colleges to remove ‘sexual orientation’ from their nondiscrimination charters as a matter of procedure. He covered the exposed breast of the goddess Virtus on pins bearing Virginia’s state seal as a matter of—what, prudishness? Rampant social conservatism? Beats us.”